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Today's Features

  •   SHEPHERDSVILLE - A group of dedicated Bullitt Countians wants everyone to know that when times are tough, there’s always hope.

    Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County is a non-profit organization striving to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families in the area.

    “We’ve recently applied for a 501-c-3 tax-exempt grant,” said state Rep. Linda Belcher, who serves as a HOPE board member working with services.

  •  HILLVIEW - Bullitt County Public Schools have made great efforts in recent years to educate students and honor military veterans, especially on Veterans Day.

    Overdale Elementary is among the first of the schools to present an annual Veterans Day program, inviting all veterans and families to attend the celebration.

    Students presented the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance as well as other military-related songs. Some students read thank you letters to the veterans.

  •  The Bullitt County Assessment Team is working on the Community Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment Survey for Bullitt County. If you live, work, or play here in Bullitt County, your input is requested.

    Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey! We are hoping to complete 1000 or more surveys for Bullitt County.

    We have this survey online and in paper copy as well. For information, as well as suggestions for places to host paper copies, call 955-5355.

  •  Sarah Williams was both excited and nervous when she found out she had been nominated and accepted into the National Youth Leadership Forum program over the summer.

    A seventh grader at Little Flock Christian Academy, Sarah attended a four-day STEM program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., this past June.

    Science has always been a favorite of Sarah’s subject in school so this opportunity seemed hard to pass up.

    Only 320 students were accepted into the STEM program at Emory.

  •  LEXINGTON – A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 20-Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.

  •  MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the search for engineers to fill jobs at an all-time high, a local high school club is doing what they can to expose the area to the world of robots. 

    Bullitt East students Kyle Echsner, Andy Lutz, Rucker Gardiner and Judd Huff are part of the 46-member award-winning robotics team, led by Echsner’s dad David.

  •  The VFW Post in Lebanon Junction hosted a parade and ceremony on Saturday to salute the veterans.

    A large crowd came out to listen to guest speakers after a parade went through the downtown area.

    A luncheon followed the ceremony.

    See more photos by Stephen Thomas from the parade and ceremony in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 70 years of community service, the Shepherdsville Lions Club was set to close last June due to lack of members.

    “A lot of the traditional community organization clubs have struggled the past 20 or 30 years,” chapter president David Strange said. “Things have changed with both spouses working. There seems to be less time for those kinds of activities.”

    The Lebanon Junction branch closed a few years ago and it seemed like Shepherdsville was soon to follow.

  • MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local church foundation believes it has the key to relieving the burdens of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    Heart of My City, a Christian ministry led by pastor Carl Rogers, started a program locally known as Room in the Inn, based on similar programs implemented in other locations to assist the homeless.

    The Room in the Inn concept is a conglomeration of local churches taking turns in hosting overnight stays for homeless individuals and families, with meals provided.

  •  Author Gary P. West has included a local business in his latest book, Road Trip Eats: 101 Ya Gotta Eat Here Places Across Kentucky.

    Shack in the Back BBQ, which has a restaurant in Fairdale, is one of the destination placed listed in West’s new book, published by Acclaim Press.

    West will be at the restaurant on Mount Holly Road in Fairdale on Friday, Nov. 20, from 6-9 p.m. He will be there to sign copies of the book.

    All are invited.

    The restaurant is owned by Barbara and Mike Sivells.